El Dorado, AR

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Population

40,022

0.774% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$41,106

3.19% growth

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Number of Employees

15,544

3.92% decline

Median Property Value

$79,900

2.7% growth

About

In 2017, El Dorado, AR had a population of 40k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $41,106. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of El Dorado, AR declined from 40,334 to 40,022, a -0.774% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,836 to $41,106, a 3.19% increase.

The population of El Dorado, AR is 61.1% White Alone, 32.7% Black or African American Alone, and 3.79% Hispanic or Latino. 3.75% of the people in El Dorado, AR speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in El Dorado, AR are South Arkansas Community College (773 degrees awarded in 2016) and Professional Cosmetology Education Center (26 degrees).

The median property value in El Dorado, AR is $79,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in El Dorado, AR commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in El Dorado, AR is 2 cars per household.

El Dorado, AR borders Monroe, LA, Camden, AR, Bastrop, LA, and Magnolia, AR.

Economy

The economy of El Dorado, AR employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in El Dorado, AR are Manufacturing (2,385 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,097 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,303), Manufacturing ($53,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,528).

Median household income in El Dorado, AR is $41,106. Males in El Dorado, AR have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,953. The income inequality in El Dorado, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,106

2017 value

± $2,148

3.19%

1 Year Growth

± 8.06%

Households in El Dorado, AR have a median annual income of $41,106, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,836 in 2016, which represents a 3.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,721

Average Male Salary

± $1,816

$38,953

Average Female Salary

± $1,246

In 2017, full-time male employees in El Dorado, AR made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,861 ± $11,571

  2. White

    $43,596 ± $1,206

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,912 ± $29,718

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of El Dorado, AR workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for El Dorado, AR is from Arkansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.453

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0272% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in El Dorado, AR was Benton County, AR with a value of $63,746, followed by Saline County, AR and Pulaski County, AR, with respective values of $59,633 and $52,450.

The following map shows all of the counties in El Dorado, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in El Dorado, AR (7.94k out of 39.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    4,381 ± 472

  2. White

    3,354 ± 406

  3. Hispanic

    525 ± 201

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in El Dorado, AR is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.5k

2017 Value

± 834

-3.92%

1 Year decline

± 7.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in El Dorado, AR declined at a rate of -3.92%, from 16.2k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in El Dorado, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,955 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,929 people), and Production Occupations (1,326 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of El Dorado, AR.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of El Dorado, AR, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,955 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,929 people), and Production Occupations (1,326 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, El Dorado, AR has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.94 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.64 times), and Production Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of El Dorado, AR, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,625), Legal Occupations ($71,902), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,458).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.5k

2017 Value

± 834

-3.92%

1 Year decline

± 7.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in El Dorado, AR declined at a rate of -3.92%, from 16.2k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in El Dorado, AR, are Manufacturing (2,385 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,097 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of El Dorado, AR, though some of these residents may live in El Dorado, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in El Dorado, AR, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,385 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,213 people), and Retail Trade (2,097 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, El Dorado, AR has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (5.64 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.38 times), and Utilities (2.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in El Dorado, AR, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($102,303), Manufacturing ($53,125), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,528).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.5B

  2. $17.5B

  3. $8.54B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $24.5B, followed by Meat/seafood with $17.5B and Mixed freight and $8.54B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Arkansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$150B

2015 Value

$228B

Projected 2045 Value

52.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Arkansas trade was $150B. This is expected to increase 52.4% to $228B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $12.4B

  2. $11.4B

  3. $7.98B

In 2015, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Mississippi with $12.4B, followed by Texas with $11.4B and Missouri and $7.98B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Arkansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.9% of the population of El Dorado, AR has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of El Dorado, AR was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in El Dorado, AR see 1522 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1531 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.2%). Additionally, St. Francis County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,522 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Arkansas see an average of 1,522 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% decrease from the previous year (1,531 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,408

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,906

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,108

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,479

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Arkansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.91%, from $6,929 to $7,408.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.1%

Uninsured

38.8%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

13.3%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in El Dorado, AR declined by 7.63% from 13.1% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in El Dorado, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.2% prevalence

  2. 17.1% prevalence

  3. 16.6% prevalence

Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas, at 17.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Arkansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

El Dorado, AR is home to a population of 40k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.06% of El Dorado, AR residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of El Dorado, AR is composed of 24.4k White Alone residents (61.1%), 13.1k Black or African American Alone residents (32.7%), 1.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.79%), 361 Two or More Races residents (0.902%), 329 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.822%), 217 Asian Alone residents (0.542%), 66 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.165%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in El Dorado, AR are Spanish or Spanish Creole (1,173 speakers), German (65 speakers), and Chinese (40 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in El Dorado, AR was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in El Dorado, AR are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all El Dorado, AR residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.06%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.06% of El Dorado, AR residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in El Dorado, AR was 2.11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    62,950 ± 6,094 people

  2. El Salvador

    12,524 ± 2,742 people

  3. India

    8,219 ± 2,223 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of El Dorado, AR was Mexico, the natal country of 62,950 El Dorado, AR residents, followed by El Salvador with 12,524 and India with 8,219.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of El Dorado, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in El Dorado, AR was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24.4k ± 96

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.1k ± 113

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.52k ± 176

In 2017, there were 1.87 times more White Alone residents (24.4k people) in El Dorado, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.1k Black or African American Alone and 1.52k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in El Dorado, AR as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    1,173 speakers (3.09%)

  2. German

    65 speakers (0.171%)

  3. Chinese

    40 speakers (0.105%)

3.75% of El Dorado, AR citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in El Dorado, AR was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.09% of the overall population of El Dorado, AR are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.171% speak German and 0.105% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,022 ± 185

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    288 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    244 ± 119

El Dorado, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in El Dorado, AR awarded 799 degrees. The student population of El Dorado, AR is skewed towards women, with 485 male students and 1,076 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in El Dorado, AR are White (451 and 56.4%), followed by Black or African American (286 and 35.8%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 6.76%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 0.626%).

The largest universities in El Dorado, AR by number of degrees awarded are South Arkansas Community College (773 and 96.7%) and Professional Cosmetology Education Center (26 and 3.25%).

The most popular majors in El Dorado, AR are Welding Technology (146 and 18.3%), General Health Services (132 and 16.5%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (57 and 7.13%).

The median tuition costs in El Dorado, AR are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 132 degrees awarded

  2. 57 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in El Dorado, AR was General Health Services with 132 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in El Dorado, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 773 degrees awarded

  2. 26 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the El Dorado, AR institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Arkansas Community College with 773 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

308

Degrees Awarded to Men

491

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 308 men were awarded degrees from institutions in El Dorado, AR, which is 0.627 times less than the 491 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    451 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    286 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    54 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in El Dorado, AR were to White students. These 451 degrees mean that there were 1.58 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 286 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in El Dorado, AR was $79,900 in 2017, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $77,800 to $79,900, a 2.7% increase. The homeownership rate in El Dorado, AR is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in El Dorado, AR have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in El Dorado, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$41,106

Median Household Income

± $2,148

16.2k

Number of Households

± 836

In 2017, the median household income of the 16.2k households in El Dorado, AR grew to $41,106 from the previous year's value of $39,836.

The following chart displays the households in El Dorado, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$79,900

2017 Median

± $4,951

$77,800

2016 Median

± $5,689

In 2017, the median property value in El Dorado, AR grew to to $79,900 from the previous year's value of $77,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in El Dorado, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Dorado, AR the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in El Dorado, AR distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In El Dorado, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in El Dorado, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in El Dorado, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in El Dorado, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in El Dorado, AR have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in El Dorado, AR have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in El Dorado, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.4%

  2. Carpooled

    7.33%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.66%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in El Dorado, AR was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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